Presently working on an animated feature film featuring a well-known Hasbro property.
Gingerbread Animation is an Irish Animation studio formed by CAKE and Studio Moshi.
Space Chickens in Space
A 50 x 11 minute series co-produced by Disney EMEA and animated in Australia. The workflow involved extensive work in Toon Boom’s Storyboard Pro once the episode animatics were locked, to ensure the correct metadata was being sent to Studio Moshi in Australia.
I worked at Cinesite for over a year doing the initial editing for a feature film (TBA)
I returned to Blue-Zoo to work on what ended up being two series simultaneously:
Miffy's Adventures Big and Small
A 52 x 7 minute series based on the popular children's character 'Miffy', created by Dick Bruna. This was the first CG series of Miffy, and was commissioned for the 60th anniversary of the first book.
Broadcast on Tiny Pop in the UK, and other channels worldwide including Nick Jr (USA), TVO Kids (Canada), ABC Kids (Australia), KRO (Netherlands).
A new 52 x 11 minute series.
Broadcast on Nick Jr in the UK and USA.
During this time I took on an editing trainee on the Skillset Trainee scheme - she had recently graduated university and had an interest in editing, and over a year she went from never having cut animation to cutting an entire web series on her own.
I worked at VFX company Jellyfish for several months during development of their first hybrid animation/ live action series, Floogals - in which animated characters interacted with the world around them.
I edited a brand new animation series called Q Pootle 5 for Blue Zoo, in association with Snapper Productions. We made 52 x 11min episodes, which were broadcast on CBeebies in the UK, as well as ABC in Australia, KiKA in Germany, VGTRK in Russia, YLE 2 in Finland, TG4 in Ireland, HOP!TV in Israel, and MTVA in Hungary.
The preschool series focussed on the adventures of an alien called Q Pootle 5 and his friends Oopsy, Stella, Eddi, Groobie, Ray, and Bud-D.
Best Independent Production Company - British Academy Children's Awards 2012
Nominated Best Pre-School Series - British Animation Awards 2014
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists / Band of Misfits (international title)
I was originally hired by the VFX department to update the Avid during the previs stage to run exports and conform our sequences to the latest edit. As time went on, my role evolved as I took on more duties and responsibilities and started to oversee the delivery of VFX shots, until I ultimately gained a credit as VFX Editor for the film.
In this role I also trained my own assistant, who because responsible for prepping screenings and updating documents on the asset management network.
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists is a stereoscopic stop-motion animation feature film, which was released worldwide in March 2012.
Previs responsibilities -
updating shots in timelines
conforming sequences to editorial changes
listing changes to be made to conform to the latest edit
briefing artists and supplying them with appropriate reference materials
running departmental reviews with directors and various heads of department
VFX responsibilities -
sending latest versions to editorial
tracking shot approvals
providing version delivery lists for intermediary conforms, trailers, promotional materials, and the final film
communicating and tracking requests from directors/ editorial for changes to shots which will have an impact on VFX work.
relaying information about new and cut shots to the VFX department
responding to queries about approved take versions, edit changes, greenscreen plate sync
creating temporary effects in Avid for VFX artists to see how the plates could interact and to remove distractions such as rigging for screenings.
See also "A Day In The Life at Aardman VFX" for an example of my day to day work schedule.
Passion Pictures is one of Europe's leading independent film production companies founded in 1987 by Andrew Ruhemann. From its early days in animation production the company has now expanded to include film, television and documentary and has studios in London, Paris, New York and Melbourne. The company's work has won many major awards, including two Academy Awards (2000 and 2011).
Cinnamon Toast Crunch: "Shark", "Gone"
East Midlands Rail: "Landmark", "Parkway"
Compare the Market: "Jacuzzi"
The National Film and Television School is the UK's national centre of excellence for postgraduate education. Our students are a talented, diverse, creative and enthusiastic bunch, making around a hundred productions a year under the guidance of tutors who are leaders in their own specialist fields.
The emphasis of the Editing curriculum is firmly on storytelling and the relationship between editor and director. Students learn to apply their craft to the demands of fiction, documentary and animation, creating visual narratives while working with sound, music and, where appropriate, special effects. Workshops with other departments develop concepts of visual storytelling, mise-en-scène, storyboarding, sound design, music and scriptwriting.
Park Close (20 min, dir. Maj-Britt la Cour)
Los Angeles Short Film Festival, USA
Between You And Me (16 min, dir. Maj-Britt la Cour)
Brixton 85 (18 min, dir. Tom Green)
Rushes Short Film Festival Nominated - Kodak Awards for Best Film and Best Cinematography
Royal Television Society Student Awards - winner Best Drama award, postgraduate category
Keys (8 min, dir. Andrew Saunders)
Cherry on the Cake (7 mins, dir. Hye Bin Lee)
Shanghai International Film Festival, China - Best Animation
Chicago International Film Festival, USA - Gold Plaque, Best Student Short Film
Los Angeles Children’s Film Festival, USA
Encounters Short Film Festival, Bristol - NAHEMI / Kodak Prize for Creative Filmmaking
San Francisco International Film Festival, USA
Royal Television Society Student Awards - Nominated - Best Animation, postgraduate category
Frozen (1 min, dir. Hye Bin Lee)
The Love Bureau (25 min, dir. Caterina Monzani)
Beeld voor Beeld Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam
Archipelago Film Festival, Rome
Davey's Last Order (25 min, dir. Lucy Kaye)
The Husband (9 min, dir. Vanessa Stockley)
TV or Not TV? (30 min comedy pilot, dir. Guy Press)
Royal Television Society Student Awards - Nominated, Best Entertainment, postgraduate category
Love Thy Neighbour (8 minute pilot, dir. Steph Coleman)